On learning, living and thriving at any age! VOL. 10
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Welcome to the 10th edition of Senior Living Magazine. Spring is here, and I for one am happy to leave the last few disruptive months behind us. We have been very busy developing the Senior Living Directory where we hope to host local businesses that offer discounts and special offers to the seniors in our various communities. Visit the Directory by heading on over to our website and clicking on the Directory tab, or simply pop us a WhatsApp, for the link to be sent to your phone.
Spring time is the season for picnics, rejuvenating your garden and kicking back into Summer, and in this edition we explore all of these delights.
Congratulations to Lorraine Brunyee on winning the R1000 cash, simply by nominating her favourite supplier for a free listing in the Directory. Continue to nominate your favourite suppliers and they’ll be in line to win one of two free half page adverts in the December edition. Another R1000 is also up for grabs for our readers who do the nominating, so get cracking if you’re keen to win some money. See page 6 for details.
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Historical Nuggets......................... pg 4 Special Offers................................. pg 6 Murder, She Wrote?....................... pg 8 Collector’s Corner......................... pg 12 A Disaster of Epic Proportions....... pg 14 Origins............................................. pg 16 Garden Corner.............................. pg 18 Your Legacy Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.................. pg 20 Buzzzzy Bees!................................. pg 22
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Historical Nuggets Diamonds In January 1905 the largest diamond was found in Cullinan and in 1907, was presented to King Edward VII of England by the Government of the Transvaal. The diamond was sent to Europe to be cleaved and polished. A small army of detectives boarded a ship with a carefully sealed package which they deposited in the Captain’s safe, but unbeknown to them, the real Cullinan stone went by ordinary mail, costing just a few shillings.
Unbeknown to them, the real Cullinan stone went by ordinary mail costing a few shillings.
in 1856 which ran between Alexandria and Cairo. Crowds gathered at Market Square (Pine Street) while Bishop Colenso blessed the train. The engine was called Natal and it had one passenger coach with three compartments. The one in the centre could accommodate 8 to 10 passengers in first class. The two end compartments could accommodate 20 passengers in second class. The train travelled from Market Square to the Point. The public paid one shilling for a return ticket, with some 800 people travelling to the Point and back on this day.
Sir Ernest Oppenheimer used the same method when he sent the Jonker Diamond (the 4th largest diamond found at the time) abroad.
Trains 161 years ago on Tuesday 26 June 1860 the little town of Durban was bursting with excitement with the launch of the first railway in South Africa, and the second in Africa. Egypt opened the first railway
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Murder, She Wrote? If you’ve ever thought about writing a book, here are a few useful tips courtesy of Andrew Blaine. Before launching headlong into a career as a writer, here are a number of boxes you’ll need to tick: •
Having, and identifying, a topic about which you are passionate, and willing to share with an audience. Being blessed with the ability to explain in writing to a complete stranger, in a way the reader will both understand and be comfortable with, why you have this passion. In arranging the words used, to have the ability to inspire or encourage your reader to cultivate an equal passion for the subject explained. To clearly identify the market niche in which your book will be relevant.
...be willing to spend long hours, driving/dragging yourself through the process... •
To be willing to spend long hours, driving/dragging yourself through
the process, with no expectation of any financial reward. If you are able to tick all of these boxes, then get writing! The creation of a book follows the following process:
If you are able to tick all of these boxes, then get writing! Step 1: Identify the need you hope to meet, in the greatest possible detail. Step 2: Create a skeleton by sorting the work into sequential chapters, covering each part of the study. Normally the introductory chapter explains the skeleton and, for this reason, is written once the other chapters are complete. In this way you ensure your introduction introduces what you have already penned, so that a reader can easily assess the value of the subject to them.
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It is possible that when you reach this final stage, you start to doubt yourself. Step 3: Fill in the skeleton you have created. This is often done by creating chapter skeletons and filling them in. Step 4: Do the initial editing of your manuscript. This process involves ensuring that what you have written is in line with your passion and what you originally wanted to say.
being a writer and become an author. You stop writing and start looking at turning the manuscript into a publishable entity. It is possible that when you reach this final stage, you start to doubt yourself. Should this happen, share your efforts with a trusted somebody. They should tell you directly whether they enjoyed the manuscript, what shortcomings it has and whether they feel it is marketable.
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Have you read a good book lately? Share your review with us and we could publish it in the December edition of Senior Living Magazine. Send an email to editor@seniorlivingmag. co.za, use the word BOOK REVIEW in the subject line. Ensure that you clearly identify the book by title and author as a heading in your email text, along with your name and contact number following the review.
Quiz Answer: The hat is white. If Tom doesn’t know his hat colour then the other two men’s hats cannot be both black otherwise he would know his hat is white. When Tim doesn’t know his hat colour either, that means Jim’s hat could not be black otherwise Tim would have to know his hat was white based on Tom’s answer.
Collector’s Corner With Daryl Kriel, from Kensington Bond
I have this tea set that my Mum gave me. Does it have any value? Patricia
of tastes. The most popular pattern, Old English Rose, went on to sell over a hundred and fifty million pieces alone. As with most of the porcelain factories, Royal Albert was bought and sold, but the popularity of their brand and products is still highly desirable.
If in perfect condition, it should fetch between R5000 - R7000. The porcelain trade in the UK is full of stories of success and dismal failure. Thomas Clark bought the Albert Works factory in Longton in 1896, which had been named the year before in honour of the birth of Prince Albert, who later became King in 1936. Royal Albert is the epitome of the florid excesses of the Victorian Era. Inspired by English gardens, patterns like Serena, Old English Roses and Masquerade appealed to a wide range
Your tea set is a Royal Albert “Moonlit Rose” and is a very popular pattern that was designed by Harold Holdcraft in the 1960s. If in perfect condition, it should fetch between R5000 - R7000. Daryl at Kensington Bond will happily look at, and value, any antiques, ceramics, art, coins, medals, If you would like to date, value or sell your silver, call Daryl at Kensington Bond on 082 297 1117.
A Disaster of Epic Proportions My first time shopping during lockdown was rather disturbing. At the butcher’s, I jumped out of my car, reeking of disinfectant, wearing a stylish scarlet mask with a squiggly black pattern and a pair of disposable gloves. In the shop I stopped to use the foot operated hand sanitiser, which was facing the wrong way and squirted all the way down my trousers. Then the air conditioning hit me and my glasses steamed up.
Groping around the shop with my glasses all foggy reminded me of snorkelling in bad visibility... Groping around the shop with my glasses all foggy reminded me of snorkelling in bad visibility, except it wasn’t coral or rocks that suddenly loomed out of the murk, but much less picturesque pork sausages and frozen chickens. It was quite exciting though, as it’s never been quite so mysterious shopping for chops. At the till, things went completely pearshaped. After I’d paid, I put my purse in
my handbag and one of my disposable gloves got caught in the zip. I tried to clear it with the other hand, but that glove also got stuck. I stared helplessly at the cashier. I don’t know if she was actually staring back at me, or just peering in my general direction: (a) because of my steamed up glasses; or (b) because her plastic face guard thingy-ma-bob was reflecting the flashing red lights from one of the freezers, so it looked like her head was on fire. I tugged at my hands, and the gloves stretched, but my bag remained firmly on the counter. I tugged again, nothing happened. I looked like an insect, with my large, oval, pale eyes and blackveined mask. My phone rang and, from my attached appendage, Star Wars blasted loudly and happily around the shop. Terrific.
I looked like an insect, with my large, oval, pale eyes and black-veined mask.
...I don’t know if she was actually staring back at me, or just peering in my general direction... Panicking, I yanked my hands, grabbed my stuff and, with the tattered pennants of my disposable gloves fluttering about me, I fled i.e. “ricocheted” off the ‘Entrance Only’ doors, tripped through
some trolleys and barged past a man standing outside with his miniature dachshund and his shopping. If the poor soul is reading this, please accept my humble apologies! I’m not sure if I trod on your dog or a frozen chicken but, either way I’ll pay for any vet’s bills - not for the chicken, obviously, but definitely for the dog. Source: CAF, The Reluctant Adventurer
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Long In The Tooth This saying also has horsey origins, as the gums of a horse recede as it gets older, making it appear long toothed.
From The Horse’s Mouth You can tell the age of a horse by examining its teeth. A horse salesman may try to fabricate the age of the animal,but you can always establish the truth ‘from the horse’s mouth’.
A Long Shot It’s a long shot means an effort with little chance of success. In the past, when guns were only accurate at short range, a long shot fired over a great distance had a small chance of hitting its target.
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Your Legacy Today, Tomorrow and Beyond 13 - 17 September was National Wills Week, during which time South Africans were reminded of the importance of leaving a Will. Attorneys across the country were offering their services to members of the public to put in place a basic Will drafted by them, many doing this free of charge. This was an opportunity that hopefully many South Africans took advantage of. When one makes a Will, they express their wishes for what will happen to the people they care about after they are gone. But that Will could make a wish come true for a child who has never had the kind of care that ordinary South Africans provide to their own loved ones. SOS Children’s Villages encourages people to consider drawing up a Will and including them as a beneficiary (a donation to the children.) SOS Children’s Villages offer loving, family-like care for children and young people who have lost, or are at risk of losing the care of their families. Instead of growing up on the streets or in a cold institution, a child at risk can be given a mother of their own, a family and a comfortable home - complete with a garden to play in - at an SOS Children’s Village.
Established in 1984, SOS Children’s Villages has 8 programmes across the provinces, supporting more than 700 children. In these villages, the children are provided with a family, healthcare, education, and all that they need to become contributing members of society. This is the warm-hearted legacy that South Africans could leave behind, simply by including a bequest to SOS Children’s Villages in their Will. After providing for loved ones, there are several ways South Africans can leave a gift to charity in their Will: Residual Gift After all loved ones have been looked after and debts paid, one can leave a percentage of the remaining estate. Specific Gift Leave a fixed sum of money, household contents or pieces of furniture. For more information and to support SOS Children’s Villages, contact Rashilla Francis on 084 444 3494 or e-mail Rashilla.Francis@sos.org.za or visit www. sossouthafrica.org.za/ways-to-give-3/
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Buzzzzy Bees! Bees are fascinating creatures that live in colonies. There is an interesting hierarchy within the hive, with the roles divided as follows: Queen: Obviously the “head honcho” role, there is only one queen bee. She lays the eggs that give rise to the next generation, and gives off chemicals that guide the bees’ behaviour. Upon her death, the workers select a young larva and feed it royal jelly, so that it develops into a fertile queen.
Upon her death, the workers select a young larva and feed it royal jelly... Workers: The worker bees are all female, with their job being to search for food (pollen and nectar), protect and build the hive, and to move and clean the air by beating their wings. Any bee flying around outside the hive will be a worker bee. They live for up to 6 weeks and will produce a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.
Fill a bucket with water and corks, to give bees landing pads to use Drones: These are male bees, and their job is to mate with the queen. During Spring and Summer, there are hundreds of drones in the hive, but in Winter, the drones are kicked out. Bees are a critical part of our ecosystem, pollinating 80% of our flowering crops which is a third of everything we eat! But the bee population is declining, so we need to encourage them to visit our gardens. Fill a bucket with water and corks, to give bees landing pads to use to drink water and not drown. Bees love blue, purple and yellow flowers, so plant them in groups so that the bees won’t miss them!
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Comic Corner Lou is this month’s winner of R500 sponsored by Oakleigh Life, for his funny, true-life story! Submit your giggle-worthy story of up to 130 words and you could win! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, using ‘COMIC RELIEF’ as your subject line. One night while stopping vehicles for a random breath test for drivers who had consumed alcohol, a driver got out of his car and asked why I had stopped him, as he was not “aspeeding the seed limit”. I asked him what he meant, and he apologised, explaining that “my drips are lye” (i.e. my lips are dry).
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...an easy way to connect with your child/ grandchild... With it being Spring, Senior Living decided that a bird feeder would make for an awesome project. The pack comes neatly presented with pretty much all you will need, except for the measuring tape, pencil and screwdriver. The pack of screws comes with the correctly sized drill bit. Needless to say, the DIY element was a cinch, even for an individual such as myself who claims DIY stands for Destroy It Yourself. A neat little page lays out how to space
your holes with step-by-step instructions. All I had to decide was how to decorate the newest addition to our garden. Head across to www.buildabond.co.za and purchase your DIY bird feeder online. Source: Bruce Jackson
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Choc Chip and Pecan Nut Banana Bread Choc Chip and Pecan Nut Banana Bread for High Tea in Spring for Two Ingredients: • 1 cup cake flour • ½ cup castor sugar or plain sugar • 70g melted butter • 2 eggs • 3 bananas • 1 tsp vanilla essence • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda • 2 tsp baking powder • ¼ cup choc chips • ¼ cup finely chopped pecan nuts Method: 1. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. 2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat at medium speed, then add the vanilla essence. 3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas.
4. In the dry bowl with measured flour, add the bicarb and baking powder. 5. Pour the wet ingredients, butter, sugar and vanilla essence into the dry ingredients. 6. Add the mashed bananas, choc chips and nuts. 7. Mix well by hand, then spoon into a loaf pan that has been greased and lined with baking paper, into a 190oC pre-heated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. 8. Insert a skewer into the loaf to test if it is ready. If it comes out clean, it is ready to enjoy with lots of butter and a cup of tea. Source: Chef Lucas, Bethany Gardens
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Coach Brenda Senior Living’s Bruce Jackson recently caught up with Brenda Eckstein, an Executive Coach in leadership development who is based in Pietermaritzburg, and thriving in her 70s. Brenda was instrumental in introducing Bruce to the concept of networking almost 20 years ago, and here she shares snippets of her journey, including an encouraging note to embrace technology and become tech savvy in these trying times.
...at the ripe old age of 63, Brenda recommenced with her studies at UCT... It was whilst serving as the President of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Business) that Brenda found herself presenting large amounts of training, on an international stage, for which she felt largely unqualified.
Coaching arose out of the training, so at the ripe old age of 63, Brenda recommenced with her studies at UCT in a minor course in Coaching at the Graduate School of Business. This course made her realise how little she actually knew, and prompted her to enrol in a further programme that spanned 6 months.
Brenda was invited to mentor at the Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business, and subsequently enrolled for
COVID and the subsequent lockdowns have caused her to look at ways to pivot and harness the resources that she had. Brenda acknowledges the vast benefit of face-to-face content, but also exhorts others to look at what they have and use that.
a two-year Masters in Philosophy, and graduated in 2016 aged almost 70, with a Masters in Philosophy in Management Coaching. One of the highlights that Brenda recalls was being awarded Top Student when she graduated, and being asked to present her research in the “Role of coaching and developing character strengths in leaders”, something she was passionate about.
COVID and the subsequent lockdowns have caused her to look at ways to pivot and harness the resources that she had. Brenda truly believes that age is just a number! Back in 2016, she found herself using an employee access card at a business she was coaching at on a Monday; using her pensioner’s card two days later that Wednesday at a supermarket; and on the Friday, using her student card at university! While she may often be the oldest in the room, that doesn’t get her down.
...people suddenly became aware of their neighbours and one came round to mow their extensive lawn... The same applies to exercise, and Brenda recounts in the early days of lockdown how she and her husband used bottles filled with water and attempted squats in the garden. She also recalled how people suddenly became aware of their neighbours and one came round to mow their extensive lawn, previously attended to by a then disallowed garden service. Brenda says that we have become very antisocial, having forgotten how to mingle. Wherever possible, we need to explore options - meet someone out in the park, at coffee or connect by snail mail, balancing risk with good healthy interaction. Taking in the sights and making every effort to purposefully enjoy life is what makes it worthwhile, and Brenda travels annually to the West Coast to see the flowers, take in the culture and meet up with friends.
Puzzle Corner Riddle Me This There is a basket full of hats. Three are white and two are black. Three men, Tom, Tim, and Jim, each take a hat out of the basket and put it on their heads without seeing the hat they selected or the hats the other men selected. The men arrange themselves so Tom can see Tim and Jim’s hats, Tim can see Jim’s hat, and Jim can’t see anyone’s hat. Tom is asked what colour his hat is and he says he doesn’t know. Tim is asked the same question, and he also doesn’t know. Finally, Jim is asked the question, and he does know. What colour is his hat? We provide crossword puzzle and sudoku solutions via our newsletter, so sign up to receive it on our website (www.seniorlivingmag.co.za) or send the word “Subscribe” via a WhatsApp message to 072 632 6023 and the link to the online subscription form will be sent to you. Past puzzle solutions can be found on our website at www. seniorlivingmag.co.za/solutions. Riddle solution is on page 10. CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 1. Slant 5. Beasts of burden 10. Hill toy 14. Oratorio solo 15. Singer Page 16. Old Italian money 17. Teri of “Tootsie” 18. The “E” of “E-mail” 20. Fortune tellers 22. That’s the spot! 23. Prevention dose 24. Give merit 26. Schlep 27. Panhandlers, collectively
30. Not blind 34. Pesters 35. World’s longest river 36. Prefix with skeleton 37. Actor Connery 38. Deep black 40. Hardware fastener 41. Bark up the wrong tree 42. ___ about (roughly) 43. Conditional release 45. Porpoise 47. Abilities 48. ___ Paulo 49. Loses colour 50. Contemptuous look
53. Kenan’s comedy partner 54. Hawke of “Reality Bites” 58. Familiar 61. Pool division 62. Extol 63. Drench 64. Legendary singer James 65. Small combo 66. “Hedda Gabler” playwright 67. Escape slowly
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My GPS I have a little GPS I’ve had it all my life It’s better than the normal ones My GPS’s my wife It gives me full instructions Especially how to drive “It’s 30 miles an hour” it says “You’re doing 35” It tells me when to stop and start And when to brake And tells me that it’s never Safe to overtake It fills me with counselling Each journey’s pretty fraught So why don’t I exchange it And get a quieter sort? Ah well, you see, it cleans the house Makes sure I’m properly fed It washes all my shirts and things And keeps me warm in bed! Despite all these advantages And my tendency to scoff I wish that once in a while I could turn it off! - Norma McHattie
Funny Bone! Just a kiss! A woman was shopping for material for a new dress she was making. At the fabric counter she spotted some material and asked the young male assistant. “What is the cost of this material please?” “The price for that is just one kiss per yard,” he replied, with a confident grin on his face. “That’s fine,” said the young woman. “I’ll take ten yards please.” The assistant couldn’t believe his luck as he measured out the cloth, folded it carefully, wrapped it up, and then teasingly held the package out to her. She accepted the package, and pointing to the elderly man behind her in the queue she said, “My Grandpa will pay the bill.”
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The birds and the bees One morning Grace asked her mother, “How did the human race come about Mom?” “Well!” said her mother, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children and then they had children.” Two days later Grace asked her father the same question. “Well”, said her Father, “First there were apes and from them, the human race has evolved.” This left Grace a little confused, so again asked her mother, “Mom, I don’t understand. You said that we were created by God, but Dad says that we evolved from the apes. How can that be?” Her Mother smiled and said: “Well darling it’s all very simple really. I was simply telling you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”
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Feeling Lucky? To enter Senior Living competitions, simply send a WhatsApp with the word HELLO to 072 632 6023 and follow the link supplied to enter each competition as per the instructions below. Where applicable, winners will be drawn on the 16th of November and notified via email/phone call. 2. Win a R500 voucher 1. Win a R500 gift Our Health Shop courtesy of PMB voucher, courtesy is located Security by finding of Oakleigh Funeral the advert that this Home, by finding In Basement 1 excerpt (puzzle the yellow ‘Senior At Athlone Circle Mall piece) has been Living butterfly’ Pietermaritzburgtaken from. To enter, go to the hiding in the magazine. To enter, go link provided via WhatsApp, then to the link provided via WhatsApp, fill in your name and contact then fill in your name and contact details, use the word PUZZLE as details, use the word BUTTERFLY as the COMPETITION KEYWORD and the COMPETITION KEYWORD, and the page number and location of the page number and location of the advert as the COMPETITION the butterfly for the COMPETITION ANSWER. ANSWER.
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How to Avoid Falls Falls can be attributed to a number of factors which can include frailty, nutrition, ergonomics of the home and general strength and wellbeing. Once a fall has happened, a loss of confidence in walking and a reluctance to mobilise can lead to poor functional state and muscle wasting. This can see a decrease in independence, giving rise to multiple falls and possible further hospitalisation.
Being aware of our surroundings at home and taking steps to ensure we minimise risk Dr Kalideen, as a preventative measure, suggests a few practical steps that one can take to avoid having a fall: • Good regular walking, as well as balance and strength exercises, can go a long way in keeping muscles strong. • Supplementing our diet with Vitamin D and Calcium gives our bodies the added boost that it needs. • Being proactive and aware
about our functional state and engaging in assessments thereof. These can include vision and sleep assessments, as well as making us more aware of our limitations. Being aware of our surroundings at home and taking steps to ensure we minimise risk. These can include installing motion switches around the home to ensure adequate lighting when we enter rooms, installing anti-slip mats and rails, wearing good shoes with proper grip soles, and removing any hazards like loose wires/extension leads lying around.
Dr Kalideen has wonderful resources that can be emailed to you on request. Dr Letasha Kalideen | Geriatric Care Physician | 031 - 202 0862 | 031 - 268 5527 | 084 586, 6633 | drkalideen@ telkomsa.net | Suite 107, Medical Centre 2, St Augustine’s Hospital, 107 JB Marks Road, Berea.
Did you know? The Eurpoean Roller will travel over 10 000km during their migrtaion from Europe and Asia to Sub-saharan Africa? They are also famous for the acrobatic displays they perform with the twists and turns and which give them their English name. They are soon to be arriving back on shores - so book a night or two at Hilton Bush Lodge for a weekend of birding!
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